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ToneGym
Dec 05, 08:30 in ToneGym Official
Congrats @Selina Farine for winning the Golden Ears Award!
Congrats @Mauricio V for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 30
Bravo!
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How do you get this?
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Colin Aiken
Dec 05, 02:38
@yousif abudeeb You can go into the Gym (next to the Dashboard, top menu) and play the games as many times as you like. The only requirement that I know of is that you can't be a free user.
@Jamie Setch is now a ToneGym certified member. Congratulations Jamie!!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 03
Big Time achievement!
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Karyn Ellis
Dec 03
Sweet!
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He's played only 100 games did only 11 workouts. How did he get so good so fast?
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Yohai Zilber
Dec 04
Congrats!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 05, 02:33
I see 15 workouts and 333 games. He's very good.
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ToneGym
Dec 04, 18:26 in Basic Music Theory
Congrats @Mark Alley for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 05, 02:30
Well done!
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ToneGym
Dec 05, 00:38 in Complete Music
Congrats @Michael Peters for completing the 'Complete Music' program!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 05, 02:30
Fantastic!
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Mark Alley
Dec 04, 13:02 in Basic Music Theory
Hi, I've watched all the videos, but I can't take the final quiz as the system says I haven't. All videos are also marked as viewed, so I don't know on which one I might have forgotten to click on finish to collect my points. What should I do?
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Mark Alley
Dec 04, 18:12
Ok I was able to fix my problem by re-watching fully videos where I skipped a bit because I already knew what it was about as I'm a not a beginner music student.
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ToneGym
Nov 30 in ToneGym Cafe
@Azet Aya won the Championship. Congrats for winning!
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Yohai Zilber
Dec 01
Nice!!
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Azet Aya
Dec 01
Thank you!!!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 02
Incredible achievement!
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XIN
Dec 04
Congrats!
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Azet Aya
Dec 04
Thanks!
Trouble with Interval Barks
Good morning! Had trouble with the interval barks game today. My computer would not accept my vocal inputs. I had to try several different microphones before getting results. If this is a common problem is there a known quicker fix? Thanks for the help.
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ToneGym
Dec 04
For effective support please open a ticket at: https://www.tonegym.co/support/index
Does anyone have any tips for Route 66 (Chord progressions)? I'm a notation based pianist not a guitarist, and I'm really struggling...
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Colin Aiken
Dec 04
I saw your later comment and found it very interesting. I was wondering if you select a Piano when entering the game. Also, ToneGym is setup to default to the last instrument you used when you next enter a game.
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Do you have your piano in front of you when you practice? It can be a great form of practice both for your ear and your muscle memory on the piano if you play the options and see which one sounds best.
Congrats @Jamie Setch for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 03
Awesome!
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Great stuff, Jamie. Where do you go from gold?
In case it helps anyone, I worked out one way to do Route VI:
Sing the last note of the arpeggio they give at the beginning which will be note 5 of the scale (soh).
Then listen to the test chords with note 5 (soh) in your head.
If you hear note 5 in any chord, then it's a I or a V chord. If you don't, then it's a IV chord.
That's usually enough to pick out the correct sequence...
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The iii chord also has the 5th, and that's just if we're talking about diatonic chords, which the game is not limited to (e.g. the bIII also has the 5th, and the game does use those quite a bit in later levels). This is a good tip for early levels when you're mostly dealing with I, IV, and V, but is going to be less helpful later on.
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With Route VI, I highly recommend that, if you play an instrument, you use it while you practice this game. It makes the whole thing much more fun, and you kind of kill two birds with one stone because you train your ear while also getting some instrument practice in.
Congrats @Richard Stiles for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 04
Well done!
Congrats @Twoj Stary for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Congrats!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 04
Superb!
It's a great feeling when You realised that nobody did it before You.

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Fantastic!! 🙌
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Colin Aiken
Dec 02
I love it!
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just started practicing this for classical guitar Cello Suites1-4 (arr Richard Wright) Cadenza music :)
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Cuantas Vacas
Dec 02
Thanks for sharing, @DanielS _ .Beautiful piece, and the sound of e-cello here is amazing! What kind of amp do you usually plug it into?
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@DanielS _ I'll post my version in about 20 years, after I've done some practice( if I'm still here that is)
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DanielS _
Dec 02
@Cuantas Vacas I used line6 pod on clean sound with reverb, thats's all ;) But the secret is with the recording, compare line signal with the microphones signal.
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DanielS _
Dec 02
@Stephen Gibson great to hear that! I'm interested to here Your interpretation on guitar.
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DanielS _
Dec 02
@Colin Aiken @Hakon Sveinsson thank You 🙏
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Stephen Craig
Dec 02
Ç'est magnifique!
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Cuantas Vacas
Dec 02
Thanks to SoundGym (and their video courses), every single word in your answer makes sense to me!! 😄 I guess that's a way to re-create the natural resonance of an acoustic one...and very effective. I find the resulting sound of your instrument very satisfying, because it shows a whole new character that prevents me from constantly comparing the sound of acoustic cello I have stored in my memory...
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DanielS _
Dec 02
@Cuantas Vacas exactly! Of course I can play this Bach on classical cello, with full sweetness of natural cello sound but…the classical interpretations are manny, but nobody recorded this piece on el. cello, so this is my point 😉
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DanielS _
Dec 02
@Cuantas Vacas thank You for this comment! 🙏
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DanielS _
Dec 02
@Stephen Craig thank You my friend!
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Riv Kah
Dec 02
That’s so beautiful 😍
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DanielS _
Dec 02
Thank You @Riv Kah
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Reesa Myers
Dec 03
That is some clean playing! Well done!
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DanielS _
Dec 03
Thank You @Reesa Myers
Congrats @Mark Alley for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Mark Alley
Dec 02
😎
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Colin Aiken
Dec 03
Excellent!
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Cool!
Just a warning to my fellow travelers -- when doing games with microphone input, be sure your HVAC system isn't running, as the noise can distort the input. I was getting some really weird results on Melody Jay. Sure, I might waver in pitch by a semitone or so sometimes, but there was no way I was off by a 5th or a 7th like it was telling me sometimes. So I waited until the HVAC shut off, played again, and had no such problems (just those occasional wavering by a semitone problems).
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Cuantas Vacas
Dec 02
Good point!
Congrats @Hakon Sveinsson for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 02
Bravo!
Congrats @Elliott Smit for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 02
Excellent!
Congrats @Hein Rietman for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 02
Congrats!
Congrats @J Rogers for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Dec 02
Congratulations!
The Chromatic Scale: What is it & How to Play it
We’re here to explain everything you need to know about the chromatic scale, how to play it, and how you can use it in your creative process right now!

Read more: https://www.tonegym.co/blog/item?id=the-chromatic-scale
I have no problem for interval ascending and descending but I really struggle with harmonics. I always confuse P4 and P5. I'm able to identify the two pitches but when I sing them they are inverted. Someone has an idea to help? Or songs that help memorise them?
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Joe Brewer
Dec 01
I think everyone finds harmonic intervals more challenging than melodic intervals. Do you have an instrument that you can practise playing the intervals harmonically so you can sing the notes and check you have sung them accurately?
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Azet Aya
Dec 01
The best way is not to try to identify two pitches separatly. Try to hear how they sound together. P5 sounds very clear and empty, P4 sounds hard and rough.

Anyway you can always try to put an imaginable third between them:) If it's possible to build a triad, you hear P5. If not, P4.
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@Azet Aya it's what I've been doing but when I'm not sure I try to separate them. Will try triad building, seems like a good idea.
@Joe Brewer yes, and I find it easier when I'm using my guitar. Maybe I'm more used to it..

Ty
Congrats @Sebastian Perry for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 30
Awesome!
Congrats @Jamie Setch for completing the 'Complete Music' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 28
Fantastic!
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Dedication!
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Great job!
Congrats @sasha ruiz de aguirre for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 30
Very well done!
How on earth do I redeem a TPI badge I should have iron ears by now.
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Seighart Bui
Nov 29
you'll get it after complete a daily workout & collecting tonecoins
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Marco Galli
Nov 29
With each level you pass you get more points than you did the last so even though it seems like it will take forever to get 10K points at your current rate you'll see bigger and bigger jumps in your TPI points as you pass more levels
How can i listen to different tiles in Calibrator?
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Colin Aiken
Nov 28
Click the triangles above each select.
Congrats @Cameron Rogers for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 28
Well done!
Congrats @Rob van Hest for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 28
Way to go!
this is a picture i found on internet showing how music looks on reaper
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And this is how an inhuman noteflight sound engineer makes music: https://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/4dbb15f4b4c9a64476b5cfa5da47d58c15f02aa1
(Btw i'm not Regan K. Zeiber i'm sawdmane)
Who knew music theory was so mind bending
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IAN TANG
Nov 28
It's a maze and I am lost!
That's why it amazing!
Congrats @Azet Aya for winning the Diamond Ears Award!
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thomas avent
Nov 25
nice
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Miles Walker
Nov 25
Congratualtions! You rattled through that!
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Awesome Job
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Azet Aya
Nov 25
Thank you!!!)))
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Colin Aiken
Nov 26
Outstanding!
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XIN
Nov 27
Amazing!
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Alex S
Nov 28
100% fastest to diamond I've ever seen. How did you manage?
The tones for Melodix sounded really weird for me just now. I have no idea what instrument it was supposed to be, but it sounded more like signals from outer space or Morse code and it was really hard to tell what notes it was playing. I'm hoping this is a one-time occurrence and things will improve next time. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, hence my throwing this out there.
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Colin Aiken
Nov 25
I can help you with the Morse code.
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Cuantas Vacas
Nov 25
It looks like a temporary malfunction, although I'd love to see you in action, Colin!
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Brian Blades
Nov 25
So it looks like they're finally allowing us to use different instruments other than the default piano sound, which is great! Do you remember which instrument you had it selected for? Maybe it was just one that you weren't used to hearing in Melodix? Or maybe I just haven't purchased the new morse code instrument option yet lol.
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Brian Blades
Nov 25
On a possibly related note, it might just be my imagination, but that 'Bekshtein' piano in Melodix seems to sound a bit different than it used to. Maybe a bit brighter or 'chimey' sounding. I hadn't played in a few days, so maybe I'd just forgotten what it sounded like? Not sure. Being at one of the higher levels where you're tested with polyphonic melodies (two notes at once) I thought I'd gotten pretty accustomed to the tonal characteristics of that piano being I've got to extract two notes out instead of just keying in on one, but now it seems that the top note is more distinct and the bottom note is slightly more difficult to identify. Not complaining here, just an observation. I mean in the real world, you're not going to be given perfectly clear instrument sounds that always sound exactly the same anyway. I'm sure I'll adjust. Just kind of curious if anyone else happened to notice this as well. And like I said, it could just be in my imagination..

But yeah.. finally having more instrument options to chose from is great!
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@brian. I didn't choose an instrument. I rarely think of that. Usually I get something random but, now that I think of it, maybe Melodix is always piano (?) I do think I noticed some different (perhaps improved) piano sounds on some games, but this thing didn't sound like a piano, plus there were weird overtones that made it hard to figure out what note they were supposed to be playing. It sounded maybe like one a very compressed audio similar to what you might hear on cheap mp3s, for lack of a better way of describing it.
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Brian Blades
Nov 25
@Catherine McKay ah, ok gotcha. Yeah, it certainly could've been a glitch. I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case. I only mentioned it because when I recently played Melodix, I was quite surprised to hear an instrument other than that same default piano (which yes, up until just recently Melodix has always been only piano regardless of which instrument you selected) so it kind of threw me off at first to hear something different.
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@Catherine McKay: Melodix does NOT always use piano. It picks a random instrument, like other games, so if you don't explicitly pick the instrument, you might get one you don't like. I just confirmed this by going to the app entry screen and reloading it several times -- it had a different instrument checked each time I reloaded. I suspect if you explicitly pick the instrument you want (I always use piano myself), then your problem will go away.
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Brian Blades
Nov 25
@Victor Wilburn I believe she was referring to my original comment about how Melodix, until just recently, USED TO be just piano. So when you left it random, or even if you selected another instrument, it would still play back the piano. But yes, that has now changed and Melodix functions like all other games allowing you to pick from whatever instruments you have available.
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Cuantas Vacas
Nov 26
I think all the info all of you provide in your comments is probably right, as long as I know right now, after testing it myself.

I'm almost sure that Melodix didn't allow users to choose an instrument to play with, unlike the rest of games, when it came out (I was there, but I've been using Beckstein piano as my only instrument for TG since week 1, so I just have some vague memories about being surprised from this fact). Back then, the page didn't even show the standard list of instruments to choose from: you were forced to play with a certain piano sound with an annoying sustain time, what makes it hard to know which piano (Beckshtein, Bergson or Steinmay) was the sounds from.

I've recently read comments that led me to think that Melodix might be offering the standard list of instruments to choose from, but again I went with my own business and didn't check it out.

During the tests I have done minutes ago, I have confirmed @Brian Blades ' point: now you can play Melodix with any instrument you own. Then I've chosen the Vok keyboard and entered the game to confirm my suspicions about 'overtones' that @Catherine McKay described: I believe it's the SUSTAIN, present only in this game, that blends one note's tail with the attack of the next one, that's producing that effect that might resemble natural overtones depending of the adjacent notes' pitches. Do you think this might be the case?

Accidentally, I've noticed an improvement in the quality of the sound of those instruments I've tried today, compared to the time when I chose to ignore them for doing workouts (2 years ago some of them were unusable for any game involving stacked notes, and some were just annoying and therefore distracting).

I hope this helps! And it would also be nice to discard the alien thing...
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Brian Blades
Nov 26
Melodix has been one of my top two most played games since joining Tonegym, and probably my most played game over the past couple months. I've tried on numerous occasions to select another instrument only to have it play back the piano sounds once the game starts. So unless there was some sort of glitch on my account (and possibly others accounts) I am confidant in saying that previously, Melodix only allowed you to play the game with that piano sound (despite allowing you to select other instruments). I'd say this change happened over the past week or so.

Referring to my previous comment about change in piano sound. I just went to the 'Melody Trainer' area of the program (basically the same thing as Melodix but allows you to adjust the settings for 'practice') and I can confirm with 100% certainty that the piano sounds there are a different piano than the sounds I now get when selecting the 'Bekshtein' in Melodix (I'd always just assumed Melodix used the Bekshtein since that seems to be the default instrument here). I just purchased the 'Bergson' out of curiosity, and it's not that one either. So maybe it was the Steinmay that Melodix had previously played back before allowing you use different instruments? Not sure. My suspicion is that Melodix previously was not programmed in a way that allowed playback of different instruments, and possibly used it's own unique piano sound that was completely different from the other three available models. Basically it's own Melodix piano sound.

@Cuantas Vacas the sustain that remains hanging around once the next note plays is quite annoying and definitely makes the game more difficult. This is even more pronounced when one gets to the the polytonal/2 notes at once levels. For example, if one of the previous two notes was an F, and one of the next notes is a B, your ear is going to hear a tritone because that F note is still ringing out. Or if the next two notes are the minor interval A plus C, it will take on a major quality because that F note is still ringing out (thus making your ear hear an F major chord). This has definitely caused me to get a few answers wrong. I realize that in the 'real world' you're not going to get perfect separation of notes, so I guess it is what it is. But it would be nice if they could possibly eliminate the sustain thing here for training purposes. But that's a whole different conversation. I'd previously thought to bring this up on several occasions, but since you mentioned it in your comment, I figured I'd throw in my 2 cents..
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XIN
Nov 27
Melodix used to be available only with the default piano sounds. We've recently added the other sounds to this game, so you just need to pick which one you like :)
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Cuantas Vacas
Nov 27
Hello, @XIN 4tus ! You know that any useful hint, comment or help coming from you is greatly appreciated, don't you? I have to confess that when posts like this one start growing, the number of lines increasing exponentially, and everyone is making guesses about what has changed, when did it happen, and more and more topics arise, we all start lucubrating again, wondering why this or that works like that... I can't help imagining you somewhere up above, paying attention (I know you do) to what's been said, good or bad, to extract the info you might find useful...or maybe just to watch it all like a reality show, witnessing how close our guesses are, and how far can we get discussing on a point that's completely wrong or absurd. Until, of course, you decide to drop in and give us the 'right answer', so that everyone can stop and go in peace...That's what I call TRUE POWER!!!⚡

😁😉Well, maybe the 'tale' was a little too hyperbolic, but my imagination always makes tiny things grow gigantic in no time! I actually was about to add a few more words (or lines, or paragraphs;) about the 'default sustain' on Melodix, and also some about the game itself, because I believe it has a lot more of potential to allow users of any level develop a wider range of transcription skills...but I can't do it at this moment, so I'll do it tomorrow. Stay tuned!
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XIN
Nov 28
Ya'll are awesome! I get a lot of inspiration and ideas for improvement from your posts and comments
This is pretty cool. I can tell I’m growing already but boy do I have some work to do. I have to figure I’ll be a better musician after this
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XIN
Nov 28
Thanks for sharing! You're welcome to keep us posted here in the comments on your journey :)
All exercices using the mic doesn’t really work! Even when I’m singing back on pitch it makes it wrong. So can I avoid exercices using the mic? It’s so boring and it really sucks!!
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First click on your pictorial in the upper right side. Select account settings. Select training preferences . In the window uncheck exercices you don't want in your daily workout.
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Maybe you need to use a different browser if the mic doesn't work on one (?) Or maybe you should submit a report to the help centre.
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Cuantas Vacas
Nov 25
Agree with Catherine. I'd try to check out the most usual reasons for these exercises not to work for you: Mic routing, mic receiving audio on other apps, mic allowed to receive audio specifically into ToneGym (browser settings, Chrome is recommended), alien invasion's usual electromagnetic interference... Good luck!
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JK G
Nov 26
Ok
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ToneGym
Nov 27
For effective support please open a ticket at: https://www.tonegym.co/support/index
Please help me get all the exercises working!
The exercises for tapping or singing aren't working on my computer. Windows 10
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It might be your browser. The tapping exercises only seem to work (for me anyway) using Chrome. Otherwise, maybe you need to submit a report to the Help Centre.
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ToneGym
Nov 27
For effective support please open a ticket at: https://www.tonegym.co/support/index
Congrats @Neil Gilmartin for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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JK G
Nov 26
congrats!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 26
Awesome!
Congrats @Lisa Blum for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 26
Congrats!
So true with all people who have cats
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Colin Aiken
Nov 26
😋
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😁
Congrats @Jon Hayden for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 26
Congrats!
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JK G
Nov 26
Congrats!
Congrats @Yury Zhloba for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 25
Very well done!
Congrats @Richard Wininger for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 25
I guess it worked!
Congrats @Gabriel Tosse Schouwey for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 25
Groovy!
I watched 100% of the videos and passed the test. I have 1006 TPI which should give me the Iron Ears award. There is no Complete button under the progress bar. What am I missing?
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I had the same situation, a day later, after completing another workout, it got better :)
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Oh good. Thanks much
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Seighart Bui
Nov 24
you'll get the award after finishing your daily workout and collecting tone coins if i remember correctly
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Yep thats what it was. Thanks. Completed music theory
Congrats @Mustafa Deniz Yavuz for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 24
Well done!
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Thanks
Congrats @Joe Brewer for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 24
Awesome!
Congrats @Mauricio V for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 24
Excellent!
Congrats @Jamie Setch for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 23
Good work!
Congrats @Andy Hoang for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Glenn Gaither
Nov 22
Well played!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 23
Superb!
Congrats @jiahui yang for winning the Silver Ears Award!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 21
Congrats!
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Glenn Gaither
Nov 22
Nize!
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jiahui yang
Nov 23
thanks~
Is there any way to reset all my workouts? I just want to start all from the beginning.
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ToneGym
Nov 22
We offer going back only up to 10 levels for each game.
This can be done on each game's intro page right beside your current level indicator.
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I D
Nov 22
I have the same problem. I want to go back more than 10 levels. Can the ToneGym team add this function?
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Visho Torres
Nov 22
Make it Happen!!!!!! :-)
Hi everyone,
I just got a new keyboard and I'm learning to play with flowkey. Google adds attacked me with tonebase https://www.tonebase.co/piano anyone tried it? Is it worth it?
What is a Jazz harmonic minor?
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Chris Morrow
Nov 22
I don't think there is any jazz version of harmonic minor, it's the same as a classical harmonic minor-an aeolian (or minor) scale with a raised seventh degree.

Are you thinking about the jazz melodic minor scale? The jazz melodic minor is just the ascending form of the melodic minor scale without the descending component. Jazz musicians often call this scale an Ionian flat 3 because it's a major (or in modal terms-Ionian) with the third note flatted.
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XIN
Nov 22
In classical music theory, these scales are played as natural minor when played in descending order. The jazz version would mean the notes stay on the same scale degrees regardless of the direction the scale is played.
Congrats @Anexandra Ribeiro-DePriest for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Thank you!
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Colin Aiken
Nov 21
Good job!